How to make a lantern

Do you get scared in storms? Watch this video to learn how to make a lantern!


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the activities.


LUISA: What a storm!

EMILY: Oh, how scary!

LUISA: Don't be scared! Do you know what we can do?

EMILY: No, what?

LUISA: We can make a lantern!

So, Emily, what do we need?

EMILY: We need a clean, empty glass jar, some coloured tissue paper, craft glue, a paintbrush and a candle.

LUISA: So, the first thing to do is to cut or tear some shapes out of the coloured tissue paper.

You can cut rectangles, triangles, stars, hearts or circles. Whatever you like!

Great! Next, put some glue on the jar and stick the shapes on.

EMILY: A purple rectangle, an orange triangle, a yellow star, a red heart and a blue circle.

LUISA: How colourful! Then, cover the whole jar with craft glue.

EMILY: Finished!

LUISA: Perfect! Now we just need to put the candle inside the jar. Careful now! Always ask an adult to help you light a candle.

Look at this!

EMILY: Oooh! This spooky lantern is for Halloween!

LUISA: And this snowy lantern is for Christmas!

EMILY: You can make as many as you want!

LUISA: We hope you have fun making your own lantern!

LUISA AND EMILY: See you next time!

LUISA: Remember! To make a lantern:

  • cut or tear some shapes out of coloured tissue paper
  • stick the shapes on the jar
  • cover the jar with craft glue
  • and let it dry.

Always ask an adult to help you light a candle.

That's it! Now you can make your own lantern.


Did you like this video? What kind of lantern would you like to make? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.2 (5 votes)

Submitted by LovelyOpal6000 on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 16:24

I am gonna make one of those!

Submitted by MasterCastleEmerald on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 02:34

I like the spooky lantern!

Submitted by ShinyGarnet4 on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 10:00

The girl is very nice

Submitted by CrystalTreePop on Sat, 22/08/2020 - 04:39

I will make a sakura lantern.

Submitted by HiChick80 on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 10:51

I can make my own lantern now!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by DJPrinceGirl on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 17:41


Submitted by PrincessWaterf… on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 08:49

I would like to make a lantern that looks like the sunset.

Submitted by PrincessWaterf… on Sun, 31/05/2020 - 08:47

The lanterns are pretty.

Submitted by CleverAntennaMouse on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 10:57

I like all your lanterns:)

Submitted by BronzeRockUnicorn on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 10:21

i 3 ur vids

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